Last year, when I stitched the hexagon quilt, I wasn’t concerned about the thread used for hand piecing the hexagons together; I had many colors of a cotton thread and I tried to piece the hexagons with matching thread.
But for our group quilt, we want the stitching be invisible. This is not easy to achieve if you don’t have the proper thread.
One of my friends told me about the silk thread; so I ordered a few spools and I am more than happy with it (thank you M.!).
I have now 3 spools of YLY #100 silk – white, medium grey and tan. There are other neutral colors and I think these are all you need to stitch a colorful quilt.
These patches were stitched with grey – you can see there is stitching there but the color is almost invisible.
I tried it on different colors.
I am like a child who just discovered a new toy! I can’t say I am happy that I need more money for thread, but it is so true that there is “thread” and “THREAD”.
There are many brands of silk thread and I am sure they are very good too.
I have only white and it is not the best to work on red fabric, but I am sure other neutrals work better.
For these neutral hexagons the white was perfect!
Superior Threads has prewound bobbins with many colors of Bottom Line – perfect for English paper piecing lovers.
Happy Stitching to You too,